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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
The Technology Associate is responsible for the non-financial agreement process and intake, organization, management, communication, and completion of all incoming and outgoing confidentiality (CDA), material transfer (MTA), data transfer (DUA), collaboration (COL), and various other research agreements in a timely manner. The associate may also coordinate with and/or assist Technology Managers (TM) in understanding the intellectual property position with particular portfolios to help ensure agreements are consistent and correct.
The primary responsibility of the associate will be the management of the non-financial agreement process, including drafting, negotiating, and executing contracts. Typically, the TA will manage the execution of 50 to 80 agreements per month with MTAs and CDAs representing the majority. This will involve outreach to and constant communications with Fred Hutch faculty members and staff to identify data, information, and materials that are being sent to third parties.
The TA will also interact with other administrative group members such as the Office of General Counsel, Institutional Review Organization, Clinical Research Services, and others during the negotiation of contracts to determine optimal agreement language, ensuring that all contracts comply with requirements such as Export Compliance (ITAR, EAR, Denied Parties) and Institutional Review Board (IRB). Protection of Fred Hutch intellectual property will be of highest importance in contract negotiations. The TA will be responsible for identifying any potential conflicts, including language in past agreements and/or third party IP issues. The work flow will be managed appropriately to ensure timely execution of agreements. The TA will be responsible for Inteum (database) data entry, related to non-financial agreements assigned, and will create / update processes related to agreement management.
Other Business Development Support
The associate is a part of a broader Business Development (BD) team that takes great pride in its teamwork and efficiency. The incumbent will participate in Business Development team meetings and help support the broader team with new ideas to help constantly improve the office.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.